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Is it time you spoke with a Social Security lawyer in Kentwood, Michigan?

Are you unable to work because of a disability? You may qualify for social security disability benefits. By working with an experienced Kentwood, Michigan social security attorney, you can increase your chances of receiving disability payments from the federal government. Kentwood social security attorneys can walk you through the application and appeal process. Start now by filling out the form on the left.

Your SSI or SSDI application: it makes a big difference

The vast majority of the initial applicants are denied social security benefits: generally, between 65% and 70%. By working with an experienced Kentwood social security lawyer, you can increase your chances of success because you will be working with someone who understands the criteria that the review board is looking for. Those who face real disabilities potentially face hunger and homelessness. Winning your claim can provide a necessary safety net to our most vulnerable citizens. Successful claimants receive monthly payments from the federal government to cover those critical expenses. Many claimants also qualify for medical services through Medicare and Medicaid.

What does the typical Kentwood Social Security lawyer cost to hire?

If you think you can’t afford a social security attorney, think again. They’re not as expensive as you probably think. Why are they affordable? Answer: they work on a “contingency” basis. That means they only get paid if you get paid. The government limits how much a social security attorney can charge you. They are limited to charging the lesser of: 25% of the back pay awarded to you, or a maximum of $6,000. So, an attorney cannot make more than $6,000 on your case, nor can he or she make more than 25% of the back pay owed to you. Thus, if you are awarded $20,000 in back pay, generally the max you can be charged is $6,000. Contact your Kentwood Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the left.

SSDI and SSI Eligibility

The Social Security System can provide you with monthly payments if you qualify. To qualify for either the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) programs, you must meet their criteria. Generally, to qualify for either, you must suffer from an injury that prevents you from working for a year or more (or one that results in death). Both systems are explained below.

Do you qualify for SSDI? – Work with a Knowledgeable Kentwood Disability Insurance Attorney Soon

To receive payments under the SSDI plan, you must have worked a percentage of the previous years (depending on your age). Thus, only those with a work history can qualify. Beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Speak with an experienced Kentwood SSDI lawyer to learn more.

SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced Kentwood Disability Attorney

SSI, unlike SSDI, is a welfare-based program that pays those with disabilities, regardless of their work history. To qualify, claimants must make less than a minimum threshold of income (a very small amount). Those who qualify may also be eligible for food stamps, and Medicaid. Learn more now and contact an experienced Kentwood SSI attorney.

Application to Appeal: the process - Kentwood Disability Appeal Lawyer

You can start your application online. You can also apply in person, or start the process over the phone. The initial review can take four to six months. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you can appeal your case. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or your attorney can represent you.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:


Organic Mental Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Affective disorders
Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency

Sickle cell disease
Soft tissue sarcoma
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Disturbance of labyrinthine-vestibular function
Adrenal gland disorders
Nephrotic syndrome
Skin Grafting
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Liver Damage


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
3045 Knapp Street Northeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
(877) 319-5710


Low Cost Hospitals

Burton Health Center
2135 Buchanan Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
(616) 247-3638
Grant Family Health Center
220 Cherry Street Southeast 509
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 752-6557
West Side Health Center
669 Stocking Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
(616) 235-1480
Century Medical Clinic
6151 28th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
(800) 221-6711



Spectrum Health
100 Michigan Northeast, Mail Code 84
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 391-1615
Saint Mary's Health Care
200 Jefferson Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 685-5000
    Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy Southeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 242-0498
  Pine Rest Christian Hospital Inc.
300 - 68th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
(616) 455-5000
Spectrum Health-Kent Community Campus
750 Fuller Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 486-3691
Zeeland Community Hospital
8333 Felch Street
Zeeland, Michigan 49464
(616) 772-4644
Spectrum Health United Memorial United Hospital
615 South Bower Street
Greenville, Michigan 48838
(616) 754-4691


Kentwood social security lawyers serve clients throughout Western Michigan, including Alma, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Big Rapids, Cannonsburg, Charlotte, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Holland, Kalamazoo, Kentwood, Lansing, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Portage, South Haven, Wyoming, areas in the vicinity of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and other communities in Kent County.

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